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FIFA 2018 Match 14 – Tunisia vs England Match Preview: Three Lions will face the Eagles of Carthage

FIFA 2018 Match 14 – Tunisia vs England Match Preview: Three Lions will face the Eagles of Carthage
Written by Aman Kumar Singh

England is set to clash with Tunisia in Volgograd in the FIFA 2018, Russia. The Group G match of the fifth matchday will start from 11:30pm IST.

The English Captain Harry Kane will lead his men in the hope to defeat Tunisia in the tonight’s game. The captain himself is a strong striker and would want to get the ball into the opposition’s goal. Kane is also one of the talented players who is in the run to win the Golden Boot, in which football legends like Messi, Ronlado, Inaesta, Nemar Jr, and Muller are prime contenders. England is one of the popular teams in Russia and they have a fan base around the world because of the Premier League, which is the most popular league in Russia. Unlike Belgium’s ‘Golden Age’ players, the English golden age has passed, but that doesn’t mean the dangers are over. The English are still a powerful team nonetheless. Apart from the captain Kane, the attacking midfielder Dele Alli will give the Tunisians run for their money and tonight’s match will be a battle on the midfield. England qualified for the World Cup as winners of Group F in which they won 8 matches, draw 2 of the 10 matches, conceding just three in the process. The three lions had won both of their warm-up matches, beating Nigeria 2-1 and then scored 2-0 against Costa Rica. Gary Cahill, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck sored for England in the two matches. And with their continuous wins England are unbeaten in 10 matches since last year’s 3-2 defeat to France. England with their league matches are expected to perform on the World stage and the fans expect so too, but the reality is further from expectations as their only World Cup win happened back in 1966 and in the last FIFA 2014 they finished at the bottom of their group. So the pressure is tremendous on the three lions.

On the other hand Tunisia qualified for the World Cup as winners of Group A in the CAF Third Round and then they failed to win any of their three preparation matches. They draw the match against Portugal with 2-2 and then got the same result with Turkey drawing with 2-2 and then went on to be beaten by the final warm up against Spain 1-0. Tunisia had faced England twice before, the first match was back in 1990 was a 1-1 friendly draw in Tunis, while England beat The Eagles of Carthage 2-0 at the 1998 World Cup. So in their third match up Tunisia would want to gain the upper hand from a team who will already play under pressure. Tunisia will focus on their defense as Youssef Msakni is absent from the team so the attacking part will mainly fall on the other strikers. And from the Tunisia’s side Mohamed Amine Ben Amor who play in the defense will be the one to watch.

This game’s prediction will be mostly in England’s favour and we can expect a score of 1-0 or 2-0 with the three lions taking home the victory. With Kane leading the team and with his recent form they can expect a hard fought win against the The Eagles of Carthage.

Squad Details:

England’s Squad (3-5-2): Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Lingard, Henderson, Alli, Young, Sterling, Kane

Tunisia’s Squad (4-2-3-1): Hassen, Syam Ben Youssef, Bronn, Benalouane, Maaloul, Skhiri, Sassi, Sliti, Khaoui, Badri, Khazri

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